Great Bowls of Fire 2023

Have a Soup Party!

By Nancy Riggs

The Ottawa Guild of Potters (OGP) is thrilled to once again be hosting Great Bowls of Fire, its popular event raising much-needed funds to support the Ottawa Food Bank. Patrons can look forward to selecting a beautiful hand-crafted pottery bowl, then choosing their favourite soup and breads from some of Ottawa’s best restaurants and bakeries for a delicious take home meal.

After positive response to last year’s change in format, Great Bowls of Fire 2023 is once again a take-home event. We’re encouraging patrons to host “Great Bowls of Fire Soup Parties” across the city.

The idea is simple:

  • Get your tickets
  • Get your friends
  • Get a hand-crafted pottery bowl
  • Get some delicious soup and bread
  • Get home and have a party

What a fun and delicious way to support the Ottawa Food Bank!

Guild potters have been hard at work, crafting bowls for Great Bowls of Fire. Sixteen featured potters each donate 25 bowls for patrons to choose from, with other potters broadening the selection with their own donations of beautifully hand-crafted bowls.

This year, 10 of the best restaurants in the city and three popular bakeries will provide soup and bread ready for guests to take home to enjoy with their friends and family. This year’s partnering restaurants and bakeries include Absinthe, Black Walnut Bakery, Clocktower Brew Pub, Coconut Lagoon, Les Fougères, Life of Pie, Thyme and Again, Trillium Bakery and Union Street Kitchen Café.

Many of our potters, restaurants and bakeries participate year after year in Great Bowls of Fire. And familiar faces from the community return every year to support the Ottawa Food Bank. The Ottawa Guild of Potters has held this fun event for 18 years at the Glebe Community Centre, raising well over $150,000.

Now more than ever, people in our community are depending on the food bank for help, and the OGP is looking forward to another successful fundraiser this year. So, gather your friends and family and plan your Great Bowls of Fire Soup Party!

Great Bowls of Fire

Saturday, March 25, 5 p.m.

Glebe Community Centre,

175 Third Ave Ottawa

Tickets $50 each,

available now on

Nancy Riggs is a potter and communications co-chair for the Ottawa Guild of Potters.

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